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  • Reversible mag catch

     Tammy updated 10 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Tammy

    Member
    December 17, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Hey all,

    I’m brand new to Glock with a new 17 gen 4. Is the factory mag release reversible? Is it easy to do? Would I have to get new mags? It would be a big help for a lefty.

  • AlternativeBroccoli

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Yes it is, kinda a pain in the ass to do but it’s doable. I’m a south paw and prefer hitting the mag release with my middle finger on my left hand

  • BellaireShootingRnge

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    It’s reversible. And it’s not terribly difficult if you have the right tools. A pair of hardware store metal picks work pretty well. Something like [this](https://www.amazon.com/Channellock-HP-4A-Coated-Acetate-Handle/dp/B00RMR1X82/ref=sr_1_8?crid=3D3GI4MMFD9ND&keywords=gunsmith+picks&qid=1576277997&sprefix=gunsmith+pi%2Caps%2C297&sr=8-8).

    [Here’s](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKdxv35fn3s) a video how to do it.

    And no, as long as you have gen 4= mags and not gen 3- mags you’ll be fine. [How to tell.](https://cdn8.bigcommerce.com/s-g64i9l/product_images/uploaded_images/gen3-vs-gen4-mag.jpg)

  • BadJackO

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Just to add what everyone else said… it is reversible and i thought it was pretty easy. I did mine with needle nosed pliers and was done in a couple of minutes!

  • HandOnTheGlock

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Maybe this will help. When you pop the spring out sometimes it can be a slight pain because you’re working inside the grip and have to pull to the side and then back. In order to do this more easily, I use a pick like the dentist used to clean teeth. You can get it up under there and and manipulate it a bit easier. Please don’t tell my wife I use her dental picks for this.

  • evergreen39

    Guest
    December 17, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    I’m a lefty and it’s pretty easy to do. I don’t use pliers, I use the pen trick. There’s video’s on this, but once you disengage the thin metal “spring” (really more of a stick), you take out the mag release and then use a pen barrel from a BIC to help you guide the spring back in.

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